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Our stories

Read a collection of stories and learn from the perspectives and experiences of our City Year Americorps members, students, partners and alumni.

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Why I applied to serve with City Year Milwaukee
October 23, 2019

Some corps members want to give back to their community, some want to mentor and tutor students, some were inspired…

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Why I serve in the city that raised me

My name is Fernie Torres and I proudly serve as a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member on the Julia A….

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Five Lessons from a Returning AmeriCorps Member

My name is Alexis Jefferson, and I proudly serve as a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member on the Rockwell Automation…

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Building community at Basic Training Retreat

It was the morning of Wednesday, August 14th when the City Year Milwaukee corps boarded three buses and rode to…

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Miami to Memphis: a global educator

I chose to serve with City Year because I’ve always wanted to work with kids, but I wasn’t sure in…

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Indigenous People’s Day Initiative at Alexander K. McClure Elementary School
October 19, 2019

    This school year, the City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps team serving at Alexander K. McClure Elementary School saw a unique opportunity to address two…

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Why I serve at Champion Middle School
October 18, 2019

Now that I am serving with City Year, there are a few questions I am asked that require me to…

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Chicago students need mentors like you
October 8, 2019

City Year AmeriCorps members have been serving Chicago for the last 25 years. Read on to learn what City Year…

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My first month at City Year
September 29, 2019

I have always been a planner. I am not the type of person to “wing it” or go into situations…

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Celebrating 20 Years of City Year New Hampshire
September 25, 2019

Opening Day is always a special occasion for us at City Year as it marks the official launch to our year…

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City Year Boston opening day 2019
September 13, 2019

On Friday, September 13th, 2019 at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, 250 City Year AmeriCorps members pledged to make a difference in…

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The ideal service metaphor is to act like water

PITW #158 It’s a Privilege for All of Us to Serve at City Year. These words have new conviction after…

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